Stories about "Commencement"
Staff gather in the College Store to pack and ship diplomas to graduates from the Class of 2020. The diplomas were dropped off by Mike Adams, Tim Kivus, and Adam Wright.Those who volunteered to pack the pre-taped and assembled boxes that included tissue paper, all academic society/departmental honors/athletic certificates, alumni letter and CMH/CHS letter, printed and labeled theses, bumper stickers, and diplomas:Judith OtimGail St. PierreDonna DuvalCheryl LaceyClaire SchmollChristine SchwartzBrenda PelletierHeather TaylorMichelle ZuehikaMichelle LewisKerry O'Brien
Video: ‘Boxing day’ is the final chapter of historic Commencement 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:19 pm

Collaborating on the mass mailing of diplomas, a staff team helped write the final chapter of Bates' most unusual Commencement.

Slideshow: Celebrating seniors and the faculty who taught and mentored them

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:56 pm

In lieu of a traditional recessional, this slideshow served as the finale of the Commencement livestream on May 31.

Bates College graduates 463 in historic virtual Commencement ceremony

Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:48 am

From the tumult of their abbreviated senior year to the triumph of a historic graduation, the Bates College Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday in a virtual Commencement livestreamed to more than 10,000 viewers.

It fits: A traditional ivy stone for the unique Class of 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020 12:48 pm

"I want our class to be remembered as the Class of 2020, not as the COVID class," says Hazel Simpson '20, who designed the Hathorn-focused ivy stone.

2020 MLK Day Keynote AddressBiased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and DoJennifer Lynn Eberhardt, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University.Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt of Stanford University gives the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates. (Nana Kofi Nti)Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt of Stanford University gives the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates. (Nana Kofi Nti)A social psychologist at Stanford, Eberhardt investigates the consequences of the psychological association between race and crime. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and a wide ranging array of methods — from laboratory studies to novel field experiments — Eberhardt has revealed the startling, and often dispiriting, extent to which racial imagery and judgments suffuse our culture and society, and in particular shape actions and outcomes within the domain of criminal justice.
Q&A: Senior Speaker Alexandria Onuoha ’20 and her hope that ‘Bates has students who love all people’

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:27 pm

From Onuoha's first campus visit to her majors in psychology and dance to work around inclusivity, the senior looks back, and forward.

2019 Baccalaureate:Saturday May 25, 20192:00 p.m.Historic Quad Francisco "Franky" Urueta of Facility Services delivered the Baccalaureate Address.Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before. Graduates will process and recess through trellises adorned with “blessing tags” bearing well-wishes from parents and guardians. For those who have not mailed in blessing tags, there will be a table and supplies for creating and hanging the tags before the service.
Picture story: Baccalaureate 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49 am

Photographs from Baccalaureate 2019: an afternoon of reflection and celebration, of song and dance — a time to remember, rejoice, and give thanks.

Video: ‘It’s OK to struggle,’ says senior speaker Claire Naughton ’19

Friday, May 31, 2019 10:56 am

A lesser-known aspect of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus resonated with the senior speaker.

Video: 2019 Commencement in 14 convenient segments

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:41 am

From processional to recessional, watch video clips of the entire 153rd Bates Commencement, held May 26, 2019.

Slideshow: Commencement 2019 moments from 7:36 a.m. to 12:12 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Moment by moment, see the Class of 2019 graduate — with the people who got them there by their side.

Family, friends, faith, fun — Commencement mortarboard art from six seniors

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:40 pm

“Because of you, I get to walk.”

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